Employment Opportunity: Athletic Fields Manager/ Groundskeeper; Hampden-Sydney College

23 Aug 2018 5:58 AM | Ben Ellis (Administrator)

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Athletic Fields Manager/Groundskeeper

Under the supervision of the Superintendent of Grounds this position will coordinate, supervise, and participate in maintenance of all campus athletic and intramural fields, including immediate surroundings. Position will prepare and conduct seasonal turf maintenance plans for all athletic competition and practice fields.  Will participate in the maintenance of sand-based, irrigated, hybrid bermuda turf and artificial turf playing surfaces. Tasks will include mowing, painting and striping, grading, irrigating, seeding, sodding, top dressing, dragging, fertilizing, weed control, and other maintenance tasks as required. This position will advise and perform turf grass maintenance needs for campus general turf as needed. Position is responsible for preparation of outdoor court areas (tennis courts, volleyball courts) for practice and competition events. This position applies pesticides and herbicides as needed.  Performs safety inspections on field and court surfaces.  Position will operate and oversee general maintenance and care of heavy equipment.  Operates various power tools and equipment.  Performs general grounds maintenance tasks of a standardized nature involving the operation of motorized equipment and a variety of hand tools. Position will perform duties as assigned during hazard weather events, daily campus and event cleanup as well as assist other staff in general maintenance requirements. Supervision of staff will be required as needed or assigned by Superintendent.

Qualifications:  Required:  High School Diploma or GED with 3-5 years previous experience in athletic turf maintenance or similar field or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Position requires a valid Virginia driver’s license. Minimum requirement is possession of a Registered Technician License for Turf. 

Preferred Requirements:   Commercial Turf Applicators License and Associate or BS degree in turf management.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Position is available immediately.  Apply here or you may also mail your application materials to:  Human Resources, Hampden-Sydney College, P.O. Box 127, Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943.  Hampden-Sydney College welcomes applications from minority candidates and is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

The Maryland Turfgrass Council      P.O. Box 389, St. Michaels, MD 21663   Phone: (443) 742-6618       

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